Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by crajoh » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:02 pm

These plans look like great value for me.

At the moment I'm on INCPHONE C, which gets me 42Gb Peak and 54Gb offpeak, (that I pay for whether I use it or not) plus line rental for $85.

By my maths on NF/21IncTel 42Gb Peak, 60Gb off peak and phone line rental will cost $74.50.

Then if I don't use as much data for the month it's gonna work out cheaper, and if I go over, I'm only paying .50c per Gb instead of $3.

Noted that the off peak is reduced from 10 hours to 8... not a big deal to me.

What I don't get is why anyone would sign up to NF/23IncTel. At $80 per month it works out $6.50 per month more than it would for the equivalent data on NF/21IncTel.

Also NF/22IncTel works out $2.50 per month more than the equivalent usage on NF/21IncTel.

Only trouble is I can't change over in the user facilities yet..... I guess I won't be on the new plans till November, unless they pop up later tonight.

Good job exetel.

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by CoreyPlover » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:27 pm

Ravenous wrote:Noticed (could be mistaken) that it may be in your interest to get a NF/21 plan and pay excess @ $0.50 per GB
It does seem to be that way.

As has been mentioned already, the NF/21 plan for each type seem to be better value than the NF/22 and NF/23 plans regardless of usage pattern.

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by nihonjin » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:13 pm

looks like the excess usage as been updated to be $1.50 now and not $0.50

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by thomashouseman » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:17 pm

nihonjin wrote:looks like the excess usage as been updated to be $1.50 now and not $0.50
and the offpeak is now 60gb on ALL plans (except the /24 ones which stay at 0.50c)

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by crustyman » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:19 pm

thomashouseman wrote:
nihonjin wrote:looks like the excess usage as been updated to be $1.50 now and not $0.50
and the offpeak is now 60gb on ALL plans (except the /24 ones which stay at 0.50c)
except there is also no monthly charge on 23 plan either, maybe its free ;)

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by thomashouseman » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:21 pm

I like these plans better with the same 60gb as previous ADSL2+ plans but don't like having only 8hrs of offpeak time on them. (oh.. and what's with the 12MN start time? I though Exetel were trying to get rid of the midnight and 2am peak spikes.)

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by thomashouseman » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:22 pm

crustyman wrote: except there is also no monthly charge on 23 plan either, maybe its free ;)
Haha, that's got to be a typo! :P

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by marrow » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:41 pm

Is this the final ADSL2 pricing

Man its changed like 3 times

?????????

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by Dazzled » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:54 pm

Am I missing something in this excitement? I have just persuaded a neighbour to take an INC2DSLA plan, (8/60 inc VoIPx100 and SMS) for $55 all up. I have 4 more contacts still summoning up the courage to leave Telstra.

But now they get only 4 GB onpeak for their $55, and no included VoIP/SMS. That's quite a price hike, ~30% on the plan, for people who actually wouldn't come near to using their off-peak quota.

So if we look at NF/24IncTel for them, a realistic low use makes it $45 + (say 4*1.00+4*0.50) + $10 for VoIP = $61 for an increase of $11%. If they use more data it gets worse.

It look like large increases for new low data VoIP users.

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by Bowersub » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:28 pm

I wish I'd read the forums. I changed from ADSL1 to ADSL2+ PTLB plan mid-last week.

Will I be able to switch from PTLB to the new NF/22BYO Line plan at the end of this month? If so, as an exisiting member, will I be forced to start a new contract, or can I do so without a contracted period?

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by nihonjin » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:10 pm

the plans keep changing i hope its not an error but NF/22BYO Line for $35 give you 24G peak and 60G off peak. Im on the old PTL B plan which for $45 i get 12G peak and 60G offpeak plus the added value extras. I am more then happy to do away with the added extras if i can save $10 and get double peak download.

Are these prices correct or will they change again?

Do i go on a new contract if i change over to one of them?

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by sedaai » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:10 pm

I see that excess usage has had a 200% increase in one day?

What is the chance of having excess usage charges at $1 for peak and 50c for offpeak? At least this way you are still offering an incentive for users to continue to download during offpeak and hopefully reducing the need to upgrade capacity to cope for peak demand.

In regards to VoIP have you considered offering bundle plans similar to mynetfone etc? For example pay $10 and recieve so many minutes of calls to mobiles, landlines etc. If structured right it could be a win win for everyone, set income for Exetel regardless of actual call usage and a financial incentive for the customer if they do use the bundle to it's full advantage.

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by tycannah » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:24 pm

This is getting very confusing, three sets of plans in three days, Come on Exetel get your act together and stop wasting our time. Can we expect another set of plans tomorrow??
My only outstanding question is how does exetel do the transition from say a TL-BB to a NF21 plan since we are already into the October. Do I lose out in the GB allowance under my old plan, is it best to wait till end of the month and what about any cost difference?

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by nihonjin » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:26 pm

From my point of view i hope they keep changing as each time it has got better and better perhaps next time they will be paying me :mrgreen:

I just hope that as they stand currently its not an error as they seem very good value.

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Re: Major Changes To 'No Frills' Plans

Post by Bowersub » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:30 pm

nihonjin wrote:the plans keep changing i hope its not an error but NF/22BYO Line for $35 give you 24G peak and 60G off peak. Im on the old PTL B plan which for $45 i get 12G peak and 60G offpeak plus the added value extras. I am more then happy to do away with the added extras if i can save $10 and get double peak download.

Are these prices correct or will they change again?

Do i go on a new contract if i change over to one of them?

Pretty much exactly what I want to know.

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